New Findings Could Help Explain Why ADHD is Often Overlooked in Girls

: For every girl with ADHD, there are three boys with the same diagnosis. But among adults, the gender ratio is more like 1:1. That’s a big discrepancy. So what’s going on?

Jan 21

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Using Facebook to Predict Depression

New research uses over half a million Facebook status updates to predict depression diagnoses in people at risk. Depression is one of the most widespread mental health problems in the United States, with over 16 million adults having experienced at ...

Jan 19

Categories: Depression

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How Your Imagination Can Help You Overcome Your Fears

: In your imagination, you can do anything. Riding a dragon? Piece of cake. Imagination is what fuels creativity and allows us to come up with innovative solutions. New research assessing brain scans shows that our imagination can also help us get ...

Jan 16

Categories: Anxiety, Fear

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Adults with ADHD and the Sleep Problems They Face

It’s widely acknowledged that experts are working hard to explore further the ties between ADHD and sleep, but until then, people living with the condition are looking to discover useful tips and information that they can use to reduce both long ...

Jan 16

Categories: Adult ADHD, Sleep Disorders

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Repeatedly watching a video of themselves touching a filthy bedpan ...

Some people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are fearful of touching something they perceived as "contaminated". The conventional treatment can be costly and help only about 60 per cent of people with OCD. However, this study aims to find ...

Jan 15

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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What is Addiction, Anyway?

Stigma, myth, and controversy continue to surround the concept of addiction; what it is, who ends up addicted, and what causes it. The focus here is to reduce stigma, dispel myths and hopefully clarify some controversy through focusing on the ...

Jan 14

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Gambling Addiction

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How Do Our Emotions Affect Our Immune Response?

Many research has been conducted detailing the negative impact of chronic exposure to stress, anxiety and negative moods on physical health. New research uncovers fresh evidence to suggest that frequent exposure to negative emotions have an ...

Jan 12

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health ...

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This is What It’s Like to Have the World’s Most Deadly Eating ...

What happens when you combine a chronic illness like Type I diabetes mellitus with an eating disorder? You get what is currently known as the world’s most deadly eating disorder, diabulimia. In Singapore, 1 in 3 individuals have a lifetime risk of ...

Jan 12

Categories: Eating Disorders

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How a Video Game Could Help Children with Autism

A new digital treatment called Project: EVO, designed by prescription digital medicine company Akili Interactive, could help children with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a ...

Jan 9

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...

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Why Exercise is Good for Your Brain

Dementia can be affected by your lifestyle choices, and one of the ways that has been evidenced to prevent the onset, is adopting a healthier and more active lifestyle. This article seeks to detail how exercise helps improve not just physical ...

Jan 9

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia

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For these people with depression, all treatment approaches had ...

There is a significant minority of people diagnosed with "treatment-resistant depression" who are unable to get better with antidepressant medications or a combination of antidepressant medications and psychotherapy. Despite that, this study ...

Jan 8

Categories: Depression

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Social Media (Again) Shown to be worse for Girls’ Mental Health ...

Technology has indeed brought much convenience to our everyday lives, and with technology comes the use of social media as well. A recent study conducted has once again shown how the increased time spent on social media, can negatively affect our ...

Jan 7

Categories: Depression, Self-Esteem

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New Study Offers New Insights into Children with Autism

In the first study of its kind, a team of researchers was able to perform functional MRIs of a group of children with autism whose IQs averaged 54. This was nearly impossible to conduct before as it was a challenge for them to keep still for at ...

Jan 7

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Eye-tracking predicts decisions

A recent study made use of eye-tracking technology to investigate how people make decisions.

Dec 24

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Other

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New Therapy for Schizophrenia

A new form of therapy has been found to be quite promising in its use as a treatment plan for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the more complicated disorders to treat, partly because its symptoms include multiple areas of impairment, from mood ...

Dec 17

Categories: Schizophrenia

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